Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Pincushion has landed. Will you look at this! This sweet little package had a long way to travel. It came all the way from Finland! From what I can figure, that is over 5,000 miles! I am so thrilled to receive such a treasure. Lucky for me that Linda paired me up with Jeanette . Jeanette enjoys a second hobby, wire working. This is a new hobby to me, I've really have never seen anything like it. How clever of her to blend it with her stitching and make such a beautiful, unique and useful pincushion! Not only the pincushion, but she has made this sweet angel also.
Thank you Jeanette, they are both wonderful.
Oh No, I'm not done, there's more! Jeanette is not only talented, she is also generous, look at the cool thread bag she made, she hand stitched my initial on it too. A cute little tin was also inclued. I can't thank you enough, it was worth the wait.
Special thanks to you Jeanette & to Linda for selecting you for me!
Now, back to the normal stuff. When I went to work on Thursday 6/30, one of my workers told me some information regarding one of the participants in the trial. So on Monday I had to appear before the court and share that infomation. The court excused me. Since this was a murder trial I was greatly relieved to be excused. At work, my staff have all been moved as of yesterday. There is still a lot of "stuff" that we need to fit in, and we need to learn new processes and get re-oriented, but it only takes time. I worked my day off yesterday and I was glad I was there to help them. The new work area is so nice. We also had a fellow unit member retire this week after 37 years! Needless to say, I haven't gotten very much sewing done. I have managed to get about 40 blocks finished. There are only 61 blocks so I'm over half way there. I hope to get started putting it together tomorrow, even if all of the blocks aren't finished. I just don't have a space big enough to lay it all out. Hope all is well with you and your world. Everything is moving along here! xoxmar

20 comments:

Brenda said...

You lucky girl! I love it too...wanna share? I promise to take good care of it. I don't even mind if you send me the thread bag too; after all I am Mercado so it would work in my space too. I promise to return them, sometime...hee-hee.

Carol said...

What a wonderful pin cushion...I love that it has the place for the thread to stand up. That was just the best treat in the mail! Can't wait to see your quilt grow.

Rose said...

What gorgeous swap mail. Lucky you!! They are all so lovely and they have found a loving home....enjoy!!!
Hugs xxx

neen said...

Kudos on your new work space, Mar. I know you have suffered long to get it.

Lovely wire work! You got hooked up with a very talented lady, although, I think, from the looks of everyone's treasures, all of you in the swap are very talented... Too, too cool!

Cheryl said...

Wow, what a great pincushion as well as all the other goodies and what a distance to travel!

Linda said...

Great parcel, when she sent me the photo of the pincushion, I thought wow, how clever. Love the angel, too cute. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap.

Lorraine said...

so you were the lucky recipient of the wire work!! Nice....I am looking forward to getting my parcel in the post soon....I am sure it will be fabulous...all the pincushions have been great - we are so talented! LOL.....we moved our whole work place just over 12 months ago....from crappy offices to lovely spacious ones...so much better - everyone's morale just lifted so much.....hard work but worth it!

Libby said...

What a great pincushion. The wire work really makes it special *s*

Karen said...

All those goodies...all I can say is cute cute cute...lucky girl;)

Darlene said...

Awesome pin cushion, Mar. Enjoy all the treasures, too.

Vicky said...

Great treasures, Mar! Neat stamps! (Hugs)

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love your goodies! Lucky you!

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun swap package! So interesting about the trial -- glad you're off of it and can hopefully get back to normal!

Kristin said...

Neat pincushion! Wow. I love your Three Cheers quilt. I have admired that pattern for awhile.

good luck on getting some sewing time in!

Karen said...

I would love to have a pincushion like that! Unusual.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What nice things you received from your partner. It was alot of fun wasn't it?

Peddlecar Quilts said...

What a wonderful gift! How nice of Jeanette to send such thoughful things. You can never have too many pincushions!
Diane

Hannies Annies said...

what a very nice pincushion and how lucky you are to also get the surprises along with it! good for you!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

What a cute pincushion. I found your blog through Linda's Bag Swap, I cant't wait for the swap to begin. You are very talented.
Bonnie

Perry said...

These are wonderful gifts you received, and I looked at the lady you swapped with and she received wonderful gifts also. Your wall hanging of the fourth of July is just beautiful. I wanted to do those, but knew I did not have the necessary time or skill level to do all that applique to suit me. As for the math on your PP blocks? lol, I am not going to figure that one out, but you could do it by sorting you know. lol